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  • Statuette of the god Anubis as embalmer, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332–30 b.c.
    Egyptian
    Wood with gesso and paint; H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm)
    Gift of Mrs. Myron C. Taylor, 1938 (38.5)

    This wooden figure represents the god Anubis with a canid head on a human body, wearing the feathered costume of Egyptian deities. In this pose—hands raised, palms downward—the god performed purification and transfiguration rites over a mummy. During the actual mummification process, a priest wearing a canid mask played the role of Anubis.

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  • Statuette of the god Anubis as embalmer, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332–30 B.C.
    Egyptian
    Wood with gesso and paint; H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm)
    Gift of Mrs. Myron C. Taylor, 1938 (38.5)

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